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You can purchase the Kids' Wings 59-page collection of Kids' Wings Units for 5 Oceans and Pirates Books including Sea Clocks-the Story of Longititude (biography), Pirates (realistic poetry), The Thirteenth Floor (ghost story), Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta (graphic novel), and How I Became a Pirate (rhyming picture book) NOW for immediate download for only $12.95! Click Here to Download.

by David Harrison

You may have seen movies and heard stories about dancing, laughing, singing, joking pirates, bold heroes sailing the seven seas. Well, that wasn't who pirates really were. And it wasn't who pirates are today. Pirates by David Harrison tells the real story of pirates through poetry and beautiful full page paintings. It will dispell the pirate myths and show pirates for whom they were and for whom they are: brutal, evil, thieves with no compassion.

Get your team together, and come read the truest swashbuckling pirate poems ever!

Research Links for Pirates by Author David Harrison

Pirate Speak

Pirates, Fact and Legend

ABC Pirate Poetry

Chants de Marins/Sea Shanties

The Pirates of Penzance

Literary Connections:

Sea Clocks

The Thirteenth Floor
by Sid Fleischman, Kids Wings Student Guide available in Character Connections

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long (Unit available in Book Buddies)

Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta by Lisa Wheeler

Sailing for Gold

Thunder from the Sea

Theatrical Connections:

Operetta: The Pirates of Penzance

Kids Wings 5-Star Rating:
(Symbolizing high moral character in literature)


A Special Thanks to Rose's Classical Pages for the wonderful background music: "Prelude from "L'Arlesienne" - Suite No. 1" by GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875)


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